Three Comets named to All-State baseball team
Published 10:16 am Friday, June 28, 2019
The 2019 baseball season for the North Stanly Comets continued to garner postseason honors recently with the release of the All-State teams from the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.
Three Comets were named to the 1A All-State Team; shortstop/pitcher Carson Lowder, pitcher Rhett Lowder and catcher Hunter Sells.
Carson Lowder, the 2019 Yadkin Valley Conference player of the year and All-Stanly News & Press selection, hit .431 for the Comets with five home runs and 19 RBIs. He also drew 24 walks in 78 plate appearances, a team high for North.
Carson will be playing Div. I baseball next season at Western Carolina.
Rhett Lowder, the pitcher of the year for both the YVC and the Stanly News & Press teams, was 9-0 with a 0.61 ERA in 13 appearances. In 68.1 innings, the rising senior walked seven and struck out 115; opponents batted .202 against him this season.
The Comets swept the top All-Stanly News & Press honors when Sells was named as the Hitter of the Year. North’s catcher led the team with a .469 average, five triples and 26 RBIs and a .622 on-base percentage.
Sells will be continuing his baseball career in college next season at Wake Tech Community College.